Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Radeon HD 6950 Power Supply?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
August 18, 2012 10:00:58 AM

I just bought a Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2gb and a Rosewill 550W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply. When I connect both of the 6 pin PCI-E connectors from the psu to the gpu and try to run the computer, it starts for a second and shuts down. I did the paper clip test and the psu was working fine. I used a wattage calculator online and it seemed that I only needed roughly 500W to run the whole rig and was under the impression that 550W PSU would be ok... should I get a higher wattage psu? I searched the forums and people were suggesting psu from 550W to 850W for the gpu so I am not sure if I am not connecting everything correctly or if I need to buy another psu.

I have:
AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4ghz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS Micro ATX motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill HIVE 550
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2GB Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thank you for the help!
a c 125 U Graphics card
August 18, 2012 10:25:34 AM

Hi

That rosewill unit isn't great but should still be enough for your system, I would check all the connections again (24pin, EPS 4/8 pin, PCI-E 6 pins, Sata power ETC....)
m
0
l
Related resources
a c 125 U Graphics card
August 18, 2012 11:09:04 AM

Just to add, you don't need a 700W PSU, A High end 500W unit from Corsair, Seasonic, silverstone ETC... would be plenty.
m
0
l
a b U Graphics card
August 18, 2012 11:14:20 AM

Rustyy117 said:
Just to add, you don't need a 700W PSU, A High end 500W unit from Corsair, Seasonic, silverstone ETC... would be plenty.


+1

But I'd still recommend something higher than 500.
m
0
l
August 18, 2012 12:18:08 PM

arzbhatia said:
Don't go with the Rosewill. I have the same graphics card and I run it with CM 700w PSU.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Works great. Go for it! :) 
You must have a great angel watching over you because your psu is Tier 4 - Not Recommend for stressful situations. May not be able to put out full rated power above room temperature, and may slightly fail to meet ATX specs. http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx OP i highly recommend you avoid the crap master psu i recommend this one for your build http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... it's built by seasonic ;) 
m
0
l
a b U Graphics card
August 18, 2012 12:25:27 PM

regina_49 said:
You must have a great angel watching over you because your psu is Tier 4 - Not Recommend for stressful situations. May not be able to put out full rated power above room temperature, and may slightly fail to meet ATX specs. http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx OP i highly recommend you avoid the crap master psu i recommend this one for your build http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... it's built by seasonic ;) 



oh haha. I don't have that one, the one I linked. :-/ I have some other one.
m
0
l
August 18, 2012 12:44:58 PM

arzbhatia said:
oh haha. I don't have that one, the one I linked. :-/ I have some other one.
oh o.k. thank goodness for that then :) 
m
0
l
August 18, 2012 7:47:38 PM

OP here. If my power supply is enough to power this then I am not sure what is wrong.
Another thing is my mother board will not post (no beep) even with integrated graphics card. So my mobo might be bad as well.

I tried to connect the gpu into another computer that works with a 500W psu and the same thing happened: all the fans spin for a second, the system comes on for a second and then shuts down.

Another thing that was weird was the when I connected one 6 pin from PSU to GPU, and another one from GPU to a 120mm fan that is not connected to anything, the system runs but still doesn't display anything on the monitor (and still no beep from mobo).

I am supposed to connect both the 6 pin connector directly in the PSU, correct?

From this, I am thinking maybe my mobo is bad AND my gpu is bad. (or maybe I need a more powerful PSU?) Any suggestions?
m
0
l
a b U Graphics card
August 18, 2012 7:50:40 PM

Oh damn! I didn't see the motherboard you got there. The PSU seems fine. The mobo seems funny to me.
m
0
l
!